Who wields power power is the driving force behind the hiv epidemic; where power resides the virus recedes, and where it does the virus thrives. Power lies in - adult men white people north americans straight people. The impact of power the catastrophic effects of power can be seen worldwide in women and girls where we see: In america hiv is the leading cause of death among african women aged 25 to 34. Among aboriginal peoples in canada women are 48% of new infections. In canada a total of 2058 cases and 11,403 hiv cases were reported in adult women up to december 31, 2009. According to the center for infectious disease prevention and control, women accounted for 9. 9% of cumulative aids cases in adults up to december 31, 2009. The proportion of aids cases among women-creased from 7% before 1997 to 17% in 2009. The first research funding for an intravaginal virucide became available in.